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23 Mar 2014
An annual affair in the hair and beauty scene, the prestigious Asia Hair & Beauty Golden Bauhinia Awards has been honouring the crème de la crème of Asian hair and beauty industry, since its inaugural inception in 2011.
20 Mar 2014
Hairdressing is big business in Malaysia and is worth a staggering RM10bil a year, says Billy Lim, president of the Malaysian Hairdressing Association (MHA) Lim said this recently at the launch of 8th International Beauty Expo (IBE), a beauty, hair, cosmetic, spa and weight management event for industry professionals, which will be held from May 17 to 20 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre..
IT’S really a hair-raising issue. And by that I mean shocking rather than spine-chilling. I am sure few Malaysians could even imagine that we would come to this – hair salons in Kota Baru being ordered to remove posters of female models with uncovered hair.
KOTA BARU: Hair salon operators here are fuming following verbal warnings from the Kota Baru Municipal Council to remove posters featuring models who did not cover their heads (tutup aurat). One salon operator, who only wanted to be known as Ong, said they had been told by enforcement officers that the posters placed in front of their salons were deemed “too sexy”.
PAS Supporters Congress chairman Hu Pang Chaw has criticised the Kota Baru Municipal Council for telling hair salon operators to remove so-called “sexy posters” from their shops.“As far as I am concerned, a by-law was passed 13 years ago requiring all Malay models to wear headscarves in advertisements. So, it does not apply to non-Muslims,” he said.
FOR non-Muslims, the gender segregation rule at hair salons in Kota Baru is a hair-raising experience that has shaken the foundation of their values and moral code. The non-Muslim shampoo girls and other hairdressers are left tearing their hair out as they try to digest the repercussions from the state’s statute telling them to only attend to customers of the same sex.
KOTA BARU: A hair salon owner is fuming after she was issued a summons for allowing an employee to wear a three-quarter-sleeved blouse while on duty at her salon on March 6.The owner, who declined to be named, said she was upset because her employee was washing a client’s hair when the Kota Baru Municipal Council enforc-ement officer raided her salon.